AT&T launched a big list of new 4G LTE markets this morning, opening up about 20 new markets across the US, including Puerto Rico. San Bernardino County in So-Cal has a few new markets to show off, while Michigan also got a hearty serving of improved mobile data speeds.
AT&T is now right on Verizon’s heels in terms of the number of LTE markets available, and with all of the talks now surrounding LTE-Advanced, 2014 and 2015 should be a couple of great years for data speed. (more…)
During T-Mobile’s UnCarrier 4.0 event that wrapped earlier this afternoon, T-Mobile made a bold new claim: they now have the fastest 4G LTE network in the land. Don’t worry (or maybe you should) though, they didn’t use an outside firm or “highly paid industry consultants” to collect their data. No sir, they used data straight from consumers and testing through the ever-popular Ookla Speedtest app. (more…)
At a press event last night during CES, AT&T and Audi announced 4G LTE connectivity for cars. Stating that LTE will be available in the 2015 A3 sedans, car buyers can simply attach their vehicle to a current Mobile Share data plan through AT&T, making it easy to manage all of the data that is streamed to your whip. (more…)
Not to be outdone by AT&T, T-Mobile expanded its 4G LTE network into 14 new markets today.
The move is one of many by the carrier in recent months to improve the quality of its 4G network. T-Mobile recently began using spectrum acquired from US Cellular and MetroPCS to improve LTE speeds, and plans to purchase chunks of Verizon’s 700 MHz A-Block for future expansion. The developments are a promising response to T-Mobile’s middling performance in JD Power’s August assessment of US cellular networks. (more…)
The precocity of AT&T’s 4G LTE network is impressive. Once paling in comparison to Verizon’s coverage, Ma Bell’s strategy of rapid deployment has helped its high-speed network blanket the US at a breakneck pace. Case in point: the carrier announced today that, with an expansion of LTE into 26 additional markets, its 4G now reaches more than 270 million people. That’s good news for AT&T, which intends to spend more than $14 billion in an effort to expand 4G LTE to 300 million (T-Mobile?) customers by the end of 2014. I’d say the company is well on its way. (more…)
Earlier this morning we heard that Android would soon be invading the dashboard of cars in the upcoming years. But what is a smart dashboard if you don’t have the internet to back it up? Today, Chevy and AT&T have announced that a few of their 2015 car models will feature full LTE capability for all your data needs. (more…)
According to Best Buy’s listing for the Moto G on Verizon, the phone magically grew a 4G LTE radio over night. In other words, their listing is wrong. The Moto G (unless Best Buy is selling a version that even Motorola doesn’t know about) does not have the ability to connect to an LTE network. No sir, not the GSM version or this CDMA variant that works on Verizon’s 3G network. Again, it almost certainly lacks the radio, probably as a cost cutting measure to keep the phone at its insanely low $179 and $99 price points. (more…)
I think we now know for sure what T-Mobile is about to announce next week at CES through their UnCarrier part 4 event. In a Tweet sent out this morning through the official T-Mobile account, an image lists out the company’s 2013 and 2014 resolutions, thanks to it being a new year and all. The 2013 list runs through all of the items they introduced through previous UnCarrier events. The 2014 list includes a bunch of items they will likely try and check off over the coming months. (more…)